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  • The overall concept of Peruvian musicians against guinea pigs is based on the fact that guinea pigs are food to native Peruvians.
  • When the parents are talking about their children being missing, Kenny's parents and Cartman's mom are not present.
  • Since Kenny is apparently regularly buying shaving cream and razors based on the fact that "girls like shaved balls", it is safe to assume that he is growing pubic hair - at age 9, this would be quite a rarity. This would also mean, by Cartman's logic in "Scott Tenorman Must Die", that Kenny has "matured", which would be much to Cartman's annoyance.
  • Tom Thompson is called Paul in this episode and is an on-ground reporter instead of a news anchor.
  • This is the only Season Twelve episode where Butters does not appear.

References to Popular Culture

  • The camp in Miami that the Peruvian flute bands are sent to is similar to the refugee camp in Scarface.
  • Various scenes where there is a live video feed are similar to scenes from the monster movie Cloverfield.
  • Door opening and closing sounds from Doom were used in the shopping promenade attack, albeit faintly. They have not been used since "Cancelled".
  • Randy talks to the camera several times during this episode, saying "I'm so startled." This is a reference to one of the final scenes in The Blair Witch Project.
  • The scene where the old flute band member warns of “la Muerte Peluda" is a reference to the movie Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidora: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack where an old man who witnessed the monster Baragon warns police of Godzilla in a similar fashion as the band member in this episode.


  • When Michael Chertoff tells the boys they are being sent to Peru, Kyle has a panic attack. Stan explains that one of their friends was raped in Peru. He is referring to Indiana Jones being raped by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas in "The China Probrem".
  • Craig remarks that the reason no one else likes hanging around with them is that they always get in trouble, and then they wind up in a foreign country or in outer space ("or something").
    • Well, the last time they were in a foreign country was only six episodes ago, in "Canada on Strike".
    • Although the last time any of the boys got close to outer space—or rather, "or something"—would probably qualify as Kenny in "Best Friends Forever", the last—and actually only second—time the boys actually went to space was in the Season Seven episode, "Cancelled".

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Story Elements

Furry DeathMichael ChertoffGuinea CreaturesPeruPeruvian Pan Flute Music • "Mary Had a Little Lamb"


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